A Moultrie Observer article recently described the arrest of a man for drug violations in Colquitt County. The man was charged with the Georgia drug crime of possession and intent to distribute marijuana and white pills known as Hydrocodone. The arrest began as a routine traffic stop when an officer on patrol noticed that the driver’s tag light was not working and made the stop.
The officer spoke to the driver when a second officer with a K-9 unit arrived and had his dog check the outside of the vehicle for illegal substances. The dog indicated that there were illegal substances and the officers had the man step out of the vehicle. They then conducted a search of the man and found a bag of marijuana in his pocket. The officers then searched the vehicle and allegedly found three more bags of marijuana in the vehicle with white Hyrdrocodone pills inside. The man was taken to prison where it was determined that the pills were Hydrocodone.
Charges for the possession and intent to distribute illegal substances in Georgia can have steep penalties. These include anything from prison time, probation, rehabilitation programs to community service. One can even lose certain civil liberties, such as the right to own a fire arm and even the right to vote. When facing such serious charges, it is of the utmost importance that the civil rights of the accused are upheld and that those rights were never violated in process of the arrest.
If you or someone you know is being prosecuted for a Georgia drug related charge, please call a knowledgeable, skilled Atlanta drug possession defense attorney for help.